There are plenty of ways to get your flight school kicks with your smartphone or tablet — this missile shooting Griffin chopper comes to mind — but few manage to ooze as much style (or cost as much money) as Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0.
Getting the thing ready to fly is surprisingly simple. Once you’ve popped the battery into place, and turned the thing on, the Drone creates its own Wi-Fi… → Read More
If you’ve ever wanted a whirring quadcopter to fly dangerously close to your head and then suddenly flip over completely, righting itself before your eyes, you may want to put $300 down for the AR Drone 2, Parrot’s latest version of their amazing device. → Read More
Like Grig approaching Alex Rogan in a trailer park, AR.Drone wants you to become the greatest drone pilot in history. The contest involves a number of interesting challenges including The Spin, above, and a few more that will be announced over the next few weeks. Simply record yourself performing the challenges (well) and you could win one of these valuable prizes. → Read More
A app called Drone Master, now pending review in the iTunes store, adds autonomous tracking to the AR.Drone that we all love so much. In this demo, the drone can find its specially-colored shells and hover over them, waiting for the command to unleash hell on the tabletop. Check out more of Drone Master’s features after the jump. We’ll post an update once the app is available. → Read More
Man, I love me some AR.Drone. It’s literally the coolest thing I’ve used in a long time. And the best part? It just gets cooler. This video shows us what I’m assuming is a non-doctored video of a WinWise employee using a Microsoft Surface to control a Parrot AR.Drone. → Read More
It’s video time, folks. Here is the latest episode of one of our newest TCTV shows, Fly or Die. (For those of you paying attention, before it was called Death/Star for the pilot, but we changed it to make the name clearer). Fly or Die is a review show where Crunchgear editor John Biggs and I take on three new products and argue which ones will become huge hits or mark them for death. The twist… → Read More
The AR.Drone just got a little more awesome. Hard to believe, yes, but that’s what an augmented reality game can do to your geek cred. The $2.99 app [virtually] equips your AR.Drone with automatic machine guns, rocket launchers, and other goodies in your quest to be the last AR.Drone standing. See, that’s the little issue. This app allows you to seek and destroy another AR.Drone, so hopefully your… → Read More
The AR.Drone is one of the funnest things to do while drunk. We played with this thing on Thanksgiving evening and hit one of the propellers on the sidewalk. A little jiggling and it was ready to fly again.
That’s what’s so great about the Drone – it’s amazing and it’s easy to fix, as iFixit just discovered. Best of all, Parrot offers repair videos and parts so even if you almost slam this thing… → Read More
We’ve seen the AR.Drone floating around multiple events this year including CES but we never really got a chance to play with it until this week. Before I get into my review, I’m going to tell you a story. People ask me all the time “What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen” and like a football stadium toilet attendant being asked how his Sunday went, I always reply with a downcast face and a sad… → Read More
The Parrot AR.Drone might be the coolest iPhone accessory ever made. It’s a four-propeller drone equipped with two cameras controlled by the movement of an iPhone. But is it worth it’s $300 price tag? Yeah, it actually is. We played around with it at CES and have to say that it’s an awesome device with so much potential for fun and profit. → Read More